Floating pneumatic rubber fenders are known as Yokohama fenders or Yokohama-type pneumatic fenders. Floating pneumatic rubber fenders is made of the synthetic-cord-reinforced rubber sheet with compressed air inside to enable it to float on the water and work as a shock absorbed between two ships (ship-to-ship), or between ships and berthing structures when they come alongside each other on the water. All Doowin Marine Yokohama type floating pneumatic rubber fenders are manufactured and tested fully compliant with ISO 17357
Floating pneumatic rubber fenders can be easily handled and installed with guy-rope or guy-chain because of their lightweight. It can resist the shearing force and maintain energy absorption level under inclined compression up to 15 degrees. Meanwhile, provide the low and comparatively even hull pressure.
Consisted of several synthetic-cord layers and tough abrasion-resistant rubber, they have consistent performance even under rough conditions and cyclic load. The maintenance cost and damage risk are minimized too. The best material also ensures self-buoyancy and an extremely long service life.
Pneumatic fenders are available from 500 mm to 4,500 mm in diameters, and from 500 mm to 9,000 mm in length. All sizes pneumatic rubber fenders are available as sling-type or with a heavy duty chain & tire net. We also supply vertical hydropneumatic fenders for submarines.
Note: The floating pneumatic rubber fenders have sometimes been colloquially referred to as “Yokohama Fenders” or “Yokohama type fenders” – ISO 17357:2002 Ships and marine technology — High-pressure floating pneumatic rubber fenders.